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Marcus Rashford criticised for dive against Swansea City

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Marcus Rashford criticised for dive against Swansea City

Manchester United v Swansea City - Premier League
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Marcus Rashford dived for the penalty against Swansea City, and their manager, Paul Clement, said as much after the game. The thing is that Lukasz Fabianski came rushing out at Rashford and the striker would have ultimately had to take evasive action to avoid being tripped. Rashford could probably have fairly won a penalty, but decided to dive instead. I'm not sure anyone really cares, in that instance.

"Our fans away from home are as good as any, but some of them come here and you have to wonder do they understand the game of football?

"We're 1-0 up, then there are one or two stray passes and they're getting on players' backs. It's just not on.

"At the end of the day they need to get behind the team. Away from home our fans are fantastic, I'd call them the hardcore fans.

"But at home they have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don't realise what's going on out on the pitch."

With injuries to Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw (who was again looking very hefty), Manchester United are up slack alley against Celta Vigo on Thursday. Timothy Fosu-Mensah has a dislocated shoulder, so there's a good chance Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian will play as the central defenders in Spain. Jose Mourinho has suggested that he could bring Nicky Butt out of retirement to shore up the squad.

"Who the hell do you think you are, Babb?"

"You, Scales, you're rubbish as well, with your England B cap, you're nowt, rubbish."

"You, Redknapp, are you happy with your Under-21 caps?"

"What the hell have you done in the game?"

And lastly, there's finally some good news, as Juan Mata is possibly going to be fit for the Europa League match against Celta Vigo on Thursday.